MailScanner installer

Mark Sapiro mark at
Mon Apr 13 16:32:54 IST 2009

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 10:24:23AM +0100, Julian Field wrote:
> I have done quite a bit of testing on this installer, but please do try 
> it on your individual systems and check that it all works and produces a 
> working system.

It seems I was a bit quick, so this report may be moot, but yesterday I
ran through the following scenario on CentOS 5.

1) Upgraded from MailScanner 4.76.3-1 to 4.76.7-1 with "./ fast"
   and restarted MailScanner. This went fine as usual.

2) Attempted "yum upgrage perl" to 5.8.8-18 from some earlier 5.8.8
   version. This complained about two file conflicts -
   /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/File/ and an associated man page.

3) Ran MailScanner's "./ reinstall fast". After this, ran
   "find /usr/lib/perl5 -name" and the only one found was

4) Attempted "yum upgrade perl" again expecting the results in 2), but
   to my surprise it succeeded.

5) Attempted to restart Mailscanner and it died complaining about
   File::Temp being version 0.16.

6) Ran MailScanner's "./ fast". This time it installed
   version 0.20 in /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/File/ and
   left version 0.16 in /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/File/, and
   MailScanner subsequently started happily.

So it seems like there was some glitch getting started, but everything
will be OK going forward. Today I will upgrade to 4.76.10-2.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro net       The highway is for gamblers,
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